Maryland Ranks 6th Best State for Job Seekers

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Maryland is the sixth best state for job seekers according to a new study. Neighboring Virginia ranked number two.

The finance website WalletHub released the study, 2023 Best & Worst States for Jobs, this week.

Maryland received a score of 61.44 on a 100-point scale based on job-market strength and economic vitality. The data included 34 metrics and range from employment growth to the median annual income to the average commute time.

Overall Maryland ranks 6th with the following notable scores:

  • 6th job opportunities
  • 18th employment growth
  • 1st unemployment rate
  • 7th medial annual income adjusted for cost of living
  • 24th average length of work week in hours
  • 5th job satisfaction

The top 10 best states for job seekers are Washington, Virginia, Utah, Vermont, Florida, Maryland, South Dakota, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

The data used in this study were collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics,, Gallup-Healthways, United Health Foundation, PlushCare, The Pew Charitable Trusts, National Conference of State Legislatures, Chegg, Council for Community and Economic Research, Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families, ITEP, Movement Advancement Project, The Brookings Institution, Industry Dive, Oxfam America, Glassdoor, The Center for Neighborhood Technology and WalletHub research.

To see WalletHub’s full methodology and each state’s ranking, click here.

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